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High-quality business reporting is at the heart of strong and sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies. It allows organizations to present a cohesive explanation of their business and helps them engage with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders, creditors, and regulators, while also promoting better internal decision making. Professional accountants are integral to all phases of organizational reporting. Read More
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Understand the factors a mining company should consider to determine whether it should capitalize its borrowing costs.
Wrapping SMEs in financial disclosure cotton wool does them no favours in the long run if they have access to outside capital and have ambitions to grow, says Jane Fuller.
Shows that investors welcome digital reporting where it is helpful in meeting their needs for corporate information and shares practical suggestions on how companies can improve their digital corporate reporting across a range of communication channels, tools and PDF annual reports.
Short animation on the FRC's Financial Reporting Lab report, ‘Digital Present’, which was published today. This in-depth reports shows investors’ views on digital communication used by companies in their corporate reporting.
Report looks at the effectiveness of financial reporting as a communication tool and responds to these questions by examining the experiences of two leading companies and their assault against disclosure overload.
Reinforces the importance of intangibles – reputation, brands, intellectual property – and challenges those leading the debate on our national economic policy.
- FASB Study Delays Proposal on Liabilities, Equity Accounting
July 25, 2016 - BloombergBNA
- New IFAC Research Report Demonstrates Positive Association between Business Performance and Use of Accountants
July 22, 2016 - IFAC
- How to Tackle Implementation of Multiple High-Profile Accounting Standards
July 14, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
- IASB to Focus on Communication Effectiveness of Financial Statements
July 12, 2016 - CFO Innovation
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